When it approached golden hour I would end my day meeting up with friends and locals on Couchsurfing, stopping by the local Albert Heijn for some groceries, (stocking up on delicious stroopwafels while I was at it), or taking a longer detour along any one of the canals or parks in the city, again putting on some soothing tunes as I stroll in the light of the setting sun– it definitely does add a whole lot to the already stunning scenery. It almost feels like you’re in your own movie.
I managed to catch up with Luna, a friend that I met in Lombok, Indonesia. I hitched a ride on her bicycle to Vondelpark in the afternoon where we enjoyed some croquettens and juice. The park itself is one of the the biggest in Amsterdam, the people are out in full force enjoying the pleasant weather, some nestled in groups having a picnic, playing kickball, couples walking their dogs, you name it. Put simply, when it comes to good weather, no one knows how to appreciate it quite like Dutch people. Being a very wet country similar to Singapore, I can sometimes relate when dreary weather takes it course.